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so back in xp there was a limit, either 5 or 10-can't remember, of how many other stations could connect to the ONE xp system. such as a program and data on the MAIN xp station. My question is HOW many other stations, xp or 7, can connect to the one windows 7 pro...
currently running the main sys. on 2003 standard, no domain, just peer to peer..and wondering if i have to replace with another server software or can i just get away with putting windows 7 on it as i am not using it for a domain but just a main node..
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by "connect to 1" do you mean as a file server?

here is a link that tells you how to find out

but the short answer is 20

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-networking/concurrent-connections-on-windows-7/f8cf24db-b640-4916-8f06-d2be52edaf91
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This page http://jpelectron.com/sample/WWW%20and%20HTML/IIS-%20OS%20Version%20Limits.htm shows the limits for different versions of Windows.  Note that the server versions do not have any connection limits.  Other pages say that Windows 7 has a limit of 20 total network connections instead of 10.
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well now one says 20 and the other says 10 with multiple sites, what do they mean by 'multiple sites" ..what i am looking for is ALL on the LAN..
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Did you run the command on your own machine.?
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by:Dave Baldwin
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What does "ALL on the LAN" mean?  Note that the connection limits include things like file sharing and printing and FTP if you're providing it.  If you have more than 20 users on your LAN, they won't all be able to access a Windows 7 computer at the same time.
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that what i am talking about, thank you
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the link i went to via  Dave Baldwin recomendation says 10 is limit, that is why i am confused...is it 10 or 20? scott's link says 20...so which is it?
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In my link it gives you the command to type on your system. Go to my link.. Type the command and ull see what your version says
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this link does confirm whatever ver you are using, BOTH PRO and ULTIMATE say they support 20 users for file/print/IIS...so that is the answer..
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:-) thanks champ. Hope this helped
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